News in Review - February 1998 Cutting Emissions: New Fuels for Cars

To a great extent in North America, and increasingly around the world, culture and economics have become based on the automobile. Our lifestyles, our urban development and our international trade are just some of the issues that highlight the impact on the planet of mass transportation and the proliferation of the automobile. In terms of our cars and how we ...
  • 1998
  • 00:14:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1998

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News in Review - March 2008 Cyber Thieves and Identity Theft

Identity theft is a growing problem for Internet users. Criminals can use a number of ways to gain access to confidential information like credit card numbers. In this News in Review story we’ll show you how these cyber thieves operate and why it’s so hard to catch them. We’ll also look at some practical steps Internet users can take to ...
  • 2008
  • 00:13:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2008

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The National Cyber-bullying

They are the latest weapons in a bully's arsenal — computers and the Internet. For many teenagers, the web is like a second home where they go to talk and catch up with friends. But for some, that home isn't so safe these days because bullies have been coming to call. Hiding behind the anonymity of the Internet, cyber-bullies are ...
  • 2002
  • 00:14:23
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - September 2015 Cyber-Shaming: Retribution in a Virtual World

In the age of social media, public shaming is making a comeback. Hundreds of years ago, townsfolk would put members of their society who violated the law or moral code into public stocks or pillories to humiliate them. Today, society attacks online, in virtual anonymity, with little fear of recrimination. And there is little the victims can do about it. ...
  • 2015
  • 00:16:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2015

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The National Cyberhate

The Internet is the new wild frontier. Unregulated, it may be the last bastion of free speech and open debate, but it has also proven to be a powerful pulpit for hate-filled propaganda. Information that is illegal to distribute in material form is ungovernable over the Internet. This highly provocative documentary asks where we draw the line. Should government step ...
  • 1995
  • 00:20:04
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

World's Toughest Fixes Deep Sea Thruster

It's high stakes on the high seas. Riley slips into a wetsuit, throws on an air tank and joins a commercial dive team on a very big fix: a mid-ocean engine swap-out on a huge deepwater construction vessel. If they fail to remove a 30-ton piece of barnacle-encrusted machinery from the bottom of the hull and replace it with a ...
  • 2008
  • 00:47:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2017

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World's Toughest Fixes Deep Space Antenna

Riley's heading to the Mojave Desert and teaming up with NASA for a fix that's out of this world. NASA's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex is located 35 miles north of the desert city of Barstow, California and Riley needs to help with an antenna repair led by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
  • 2010
  • 00:45:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/01/2016

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Engineering Connections Deep Space Observatory

Richard Hammond journeys to discover the startling Engineering Connections behind the Keck Observatory, which has seen further into the universe than any other telescope on Earth. He reveals that the Keck Observatory owes its incredible design to an ancient Greek ritual, an early 20th century Russian inventor, an American Civil War general, a breakthrough in aerial reconnaissance, and an attempt ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:31
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/20/2016

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The Nature of Things Designing for Dignity: Engineering for Body Parts

The body is nature's work of art. It is no surprise then that providing replacement pieces for it requires both the talents of an artist and the skills of a surgeon. Ears made to order. Knee joints from an assembly line. Replacement heart valves grown from human cells in the laboratory. For people with damaged or missing body parts, new ...
  • 1999
  • 00:53:43
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Power & Politics Digital Democracy: E-petitions

The federal government has taken a small step towards decreasing the "democratic deficit". Canadians can now sign and submit e-petitions through Parliament's website. Rosie Barton discusses the initiative with its champion, Kennedy Stewart, BC NDP MP, who believes the change will increase citizen participation in government. He discusses the planning and deliberation by parliamentary committee that helped this measure pass.
  • 2015
  • 00:06:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/11/2016